Tuesday 17 September 2019

WATCH: Organist marks anniversary of David Bowie's death with spectacular version of Life on Mars

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A David Bowie fan has marked the anniversary of the legendary musician's death in style with a haunting organ rendition of his hit Life on Mars.

Fans of the Starman were devastated when he died from liver cancer on January 10 2016, just two days after his 69th birthday.

Memorials are being held worldwide this week as his army of fans pay tribute to his incredible legacy.

Hundreds of people watched organist Chris Nickol's spectacular version of 1971 hit Life On Mars at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.

Nickol first played his version on the day of Bowie's death two years ago and after it quickly went viral he was asked to do so again this week.

He told Glasgow Live some of the reasons why he admires Bowie so much.

Nickol said: "Bowie is an incredible artist. The craftsmanship and musicianship he displays. And he has a knack of appealing across generations, across styles.

"He's astonishing and he appeals to millions of people with different tastes. That's an incredible achievement."

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